Thomas J. DeStefano is an associate professor of educational psychology, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of Counseling on Student Adjustment to College
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2011
2001 American Counseling Association
Journal of College Counseling
Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 113–121, Fall 2001
How to Cite
DeStefano, T. J., Mellott, R. N. and Petersen, J. D. (2001), A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of Counseling on Student Adjustment to College. Jnl of College Counseling, 4: 113–121. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2001.tb00191.x
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2011
This study compared adaptation to college for students receiving counseling at a university counseling center with adaptation by control counterparts. Students receiving counseling initially reported lower adaptation scores as measured by the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire. After counseling, scores no longer differentiated between the 2 groups. Results suggest that counseled students were affected positively by this experience.